When Donald Trump proclaimed that he was going to make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, people in the Rust Belt heard him loud and clear. Here was their savior who had spent most of his life on the banks of the Hudson River in New York. He had lots of money, and they had seen him on TV telling everybody how smart and rich he really was (I hope I get to see his tax returns sometime soon). I am not sure exactly what he is planning to do in the “Rust Belt,” but I think it has something to do with reopening those old factories that once made that part of America a great place to raise a family and enjoy the fruits of one’s labor. I am not sure exactly how long it will take Trump and company to re-engineer that part of America but in the meantime, try a video game or two.
As reported in the New York Times, “These games do not aim to make players feel successful and powerful as conventional video games do, and instead challenge people to look at the world in a different way. Creators of the games said they were more interested in showing the complicated lives of the people and places the world has left behind, as well as the economic realities that inevitably circumscribe their stories. We wanted to create stories and mythologies about the places we’re from and the people we know and that includes addressing the economics of it.” Sounds more like a training video for real life in that part of the country than a video game.
Not to worry, play a video game, help is on the way. I am not exactly sure when it will arrive. It seems that President Trump is very busy these days in Washington: filling his Cabinet and draining the “swamp.”